Michael "Mickey" Lee Mitchell

January 8, 1946February 22, 2018
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Michael “Mickey” Lee Mitchell, 72 of San Antonio, Texas passed away in the early hours of Thursday, February 22, 2018. He was born on January 8, 1946 to John B. and Wilma Mitchell in Sinton, Texas. Mickey spent his formative years in the community of Taft, Texas and graduated from Taft High School in 1964. He excelled at all sports (especially basketball) and was selected as "Best All Around" his senior year. The friendships that he cultivated during those years in Taft were truly cherished and he continued throughout his life. He was always mindful of those relationships and nurtured them at every opportunity. He went on to earn a BBA-Finance from the University of Texas at Austin. After graduating he began a fifty plus year career in the banking and financial planning business most recently with Wells Fargo. As a result of his time at UT he became a "Lifetime Longhorn" and continued to follow and closely monitor his beloved Longhorns. He loved his family and friends beyond words and was passionate about reading, his work and clients, fishing, history, the Spurs and most importantly his faith in God. Mickey is survived by his son, Chad and wife, Kathy and their son Luke of Odem, TX. He is also survived by his sister, Carolyn Reed and husband, Rick of New Braunfels; his brother Bobby and wife, Amanda of Austin. The extended family includes his sister-in-law Elsie Mitchell and her children and their families and his cousin Joe Newman and family. There were also many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews that will miss "Uncle Mickey" as he always kept up with and wanted to know what was going on with "the kids". Our family has no appropriate words to thank all of his friends who have been so supportive of him and our family throughout this ordeal. We also want to thank all the folks at Palma Real and Kindred Hospice for taking such good care of Mickey in these last days, especially his hospice nurse Julie. A brief visitation will be held at Colonial Funeral Home in Taft at 9:30 am Monday, February 26, 2018. Graveside service will immediately follow at 11 am at Taft Memorial Park Cemetery, Taft, TX. A memorial service will be held at 1 pm, Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at San Pedro Presbyterian Church, 14900 San Pedro Ave., San Antonio, TX. Mickey wanted Bob Smith, Carl Pipes, Gary Hightower, Chris Jenkins, Bobby Viglini, Mike Montgomery and Larry Brezina to carry him with a host of others as honorary bearers. If you are so inclined please make a donation to Taft Public Library in Taft, Texas or San Pedro Presbyterian Church.


  • Visitation Monday, February 26, 2018
  • Graveside Service Monday, February 26, 2018
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Michael "Mickey" Lee Mitchell

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Joyce Ann Boultinghouse Mayberry

March 2, 2018

My Sympathy to Mickey's family.

I went to elementary school with Mickey in Taft, Texas. I moved away at the end of 7th grade to Agua Dulce, Texas. My cousin, Dolly, is married to Mike Montgomery.

Mickey always treated me kindly ---

lillian davis

February 27, 2018

To Carolyn, my dear friend, drummer sister, and partner in early crime, I have been consumed by thoughts of every member of the Mitchell family since I heard that Mickey was in the final stage of his life on earth. I wish that I could have been there to hold his hand, but I have been assured that he knew I was with him in spirit. And I was so glad to hear that he had an unshakeable belief in the continuation of his abundant life in Christ.
On a much smaller note, I was thrilled to read in his obituary that one of his hobbies was reading and that one of his designated charities was the Public Library. Mavis would have been so pleased! I told some of my other friends that one of my favorite visuals is Mickey in the High School library with his arm slung around my mother's neck. What a great guy, Carolyn, great brother and friend--always best all around!
Sending you my love that lasts forever,
Lillian in Lakeway

February 26, 2018

My condolences to the family on the loss of your loved one. May the God of all comfort be with you during your time of sorrow. (Psalm 145:19)

Ron & Barbara Morgan

February 25, 2018

Mickey Mitchell will be missed greatly by Barbara & me. He had a small part in our early life together. He was chosen to be my Best Man at our wedding in 1966, but due to an accident could not serve as Best Man, but he did attend the wedding. Mickey was always fun to be around, and he could come up with some of the best activities to pass our time with. Studying for finals our senior year was a blast.
Our condolences and prayers go out to Carolyn's, Bobby's, & Chad's families. We pray that you all will have the comfort & peace that only God can give, and the assurance that Mickey no longer has pain or suffering. We Love you all and wish we could be there to honor Mickey, but cannot.
Ron & Barbara Morgan, Gladewater, TX

Linda Havis

February 24, 2018

My sorrow & condolences to Mickey's family & friends, When I think about him, I remember his kindness & thoughtfulness toward others...Even in the midst of his own struggles,he offered a listening ear & words of encouragement.
. I will strive to be kinder, gentler, more caring & considerate & to listen more than talk because of the example Mickey set..Sometimes, we don't realize the Holy Presence of God in others until after He has moved on

Linda (Tucker) Simmons

February 24, 2018

To Mickey's family. May you all find peace and comfort in the days ahead. He is free of suffering and whole again. Rest in Peace Mickey.

Mary Sandars

February 23, 2018

We played together growing up. We were friends.
Glad you are out of pain and singing with the angels

Jack Kellam

February 23, 2018

Mickey, I will miss you a lot. You always had time for me and Bobby and it was always appreciated. Rest in Peace old friend.